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Air Warfare

Bell-Boeing to make more Ospreys for USAF

19th March 2021 - 15:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Two additional MV-22B tiltrotor aircraft will be delivered to the USAF under the latest contract modification.

The Bell-Boeing JV is to manufacture two CV-22B variants of the Osprey tiltrotor for delivery to the USAF, under a $182.18 million contract modification from US Naval Air Systems Command.

This modification also includes ‘provides for post-production repairs in support of the MV-22B Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization Program for the [US] Navy’, the DoD announced on 18 March. 

Work is expected to be completed in March 2025. 

Shephard Defence Insight notes the USAF has already acquired 51 CV-22 tiltrotors and two aircraft were manufactured in the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation phase.

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